Two allegedly steal family member's trailer

BY DI STAFF | JUNE 21, 2012 6:30 AM

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Two Riverside citizens have been accused of stealing a relative's trailer.

James Watts, 65, was charged May 30 with second-degree theft, and Robin Watts, 47, was also charged May 30 with second-degree theft.

According to Iowa City police complaints, Robin Watts came into possession of her daughter's trailer title and handed it to James Watts, who is the victim's grandfather.

He paid back the taxes and initially said they were keeping the title to prevent the trailer from being sold. Robin Watts eventually sold the trailer for $1,200 and said they paid $500 in lawyer bills and spend the rest, the complaint said.

The complaint said both of the defendants were cooperative.

Second-degree theft is a Class-D felony.

— by Amy Skarnulis

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